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Firsts In Women's Sports History

There's no doubt that there have always been athletic, strong, and talented women, but they haven't always had the opportunity to compete. MAKERS takes a look back through photos at firsts in women's sports history.

From the first women's golf tournament and the first woman to swim across the English Channel, to Danica Patrick's Indy Car successes and the first girl to dunk a basketball in a high school game, women continue to prove just how incredible they can be on and off the field. 

Check out some amazing firsts in women's sports in the gallery above.

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